June 19, 2019 at CPL

June 19

WSU Presents: Miss Electricity

Canton Public Library is proud to partner with Wayne State University's Department of Theater & Dance to present live theater in our library.
Miss Electricity unfolds as ten-year-old Violet is determined to show the world, not to mention the cool kids at school, just how special she is. With the help of her assistant Freddy, she sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she’s struck by lightning — twice — and gains control over all things electric. Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head.
For added enjoyment of the production, follow this link to a Michigan Common Core, educational and enriching show guide created by the producers of the show. This show welcomes all ages and abilities.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 20 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

We will be upgrading our systems beginning at 5:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, until around 10:00 AM. This upgrade includes stability and security fixes. 

During this downtime, the following services will be unavailable or disrupted:

  • The library catalog
  • My Account
  • E-media, such as Overdrive and Hoopla
  • Databases, such as Consumer Reports
  • Text message services and renewals

We appreciate your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

Lose yourself in a sweet summer romance in the Young Adult section!

Alex, approximately by Jenn Bennett
From Twinkle, with love by Sandhya Menon

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. The 2019 summer selection is:   A Dangerous Act of Kindness by L. P. Fergusson. In this novel, widow Millie Sanger finds injured enemy pilot Lukas Schiller on her farm, and makes the dangerous decision to offer him shelter.     

The Big Library Read runs from June 17 through July 1, and during this time OverDrive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. No hold list and no waiting!

We currently have a job opening with our Information Services Department for the Librarian Adult position. For complete details please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

Creativebug from JoAnn Fabrics is your one-stop shop for arts and crafts inspiration and instruction. Featuring more than 1,000 video workshops and tutorials taught by renowned artists and creative experts, Creativebug offers learning opportunities for crafters at all experience levels. Creativebug provides step-by-step instruction from crafting experts, personalized recommendations, daily practice exercises, and downloadable patterns. Master new techniques, or start from the beginning with drawing, painting, fiber crafts, mixed-media projects, and more! 

The Canton Public Library wants to help you make summer the best part of your year. Our Experience to Go Kits for 62 Days of Summer are designed to give you entertaining and informational experiences to help you enjoy your summer to the fullest. We've created a variety of kits to for you to have fun and make memories all summer long.

From June 1st until the end of August, we will have the following kits:

  • Explore Outdoors: Capture summer with a telescope cell phone lens, butterfly net, Nature Connection workbook, and a journal to share your observations.
  • Night Sky: Learn about constellations, planets and more with this fun kit which includes Celestron binoculars, a pocket sized night sky star finder and star field guide.
  • Road Trip: Wipe-clean activity books, travel bingo, board games, and more will make the miles fly by and help everyone enjoy those long summer car trips.
  • Screen-Free Summer: We’ve included a book of activities and games from the pre-screen era, a deck of cards, dice, a notebook, and a bag full of things to do to--screen-free!
  • Summer STEM: Seven days of fun science activities.